The Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, the official journal of the Society for Mathematical Biology, disseminates original research findings and other information relevant to the interface of biology and the mathematical sciences. Contributions should have relevance to both fields. In order to accommodate the broad scope of new developments, the journal accepts a variety of contributions, including:

  • Original research articles focused on new biological insights gained with the help of tools from the mathematical sciences or new mathematical tools and methods with demonstrated applicability to biological investigations
  • Research in mathematical biology education
  • Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Perspectives, and contributions that discuss issues important to the profession

All contributions are peer-reviewed.

  • Edited by working scientists
  • Offers reports on theoretical advances, with clear exposition of how they further biological understanding
  • Disciplines covered include computational, theoretical and experimental biology
  • Official journal of the Society for Mathematical Biology
  • 95% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Matthew Simpson
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.871 (2021)
Impact factor
3.059 (2021)
Five year impact factor
18 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
287,991 (2021)
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  • Introducing the new Editor-in-Chief, Professor Matthew Simpson

    Matthew Simpson is Professor of Mathematics and Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He joined the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology as its new Editor-in-Chief in March 2022.

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Electronic ISSN
1522-9602
Print ISSN
0092-8240
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